Phillip Ridlen

What are you doing?

This is a now page. If you have your own site, you should make one, too.

When Twitter first arrived on the scene, it had one mission: answer the question, “What are you doing?” Twitter no longer serves that purpose for most of its users, and as such, a better place to keep up with me is to watch this page.

This is what I’m doing as of January 26, 2022

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👧🏾  Family

I’m still living in Burleson, Texas (just south of Fort Worth) with my wife and three kids. Working from home for the past several years has been a huge blessing; I’ve been able to be there for the big moments and the tough times. I’m able to greet my kids when they come home from school and help them with various things throughout the day. The random hugs and surprise meeting crashes are always fun.

I’ll never go back to working in an office full time. At least until my kids are older and want nothing to do with me. 😅

👨‍💻  Work

I started a new role as a software engineer at Divvy at the end of January 2022. I’m both excited and nervous to be using a new programming language (Elixir), since I’ve used Ruby pretty much exclusively for my entire career.

⛪️  Church

I’m still the youth leader at Burleson Bible Church where I mentor and teach students in grades 7 through 12. I also serve in the music ministry where I primarily play bass guitar, but occasionally acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and keyboard. I’m solidly mediocre at every instrument I play. Except drums. I’m actually just bad at those.